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Most overachiever or underachiever characters

As part of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz, this website has had volunteers rate 2,000 characters on a 100 point scale from "overachiever" to "underachiever". This page lists the 25 characters whose average ratings were the farthest to either side. Because the scale is bipolar, it is reversable. For example, a rating of 1/100 for "overachiever" is the same as 100/100 for "underachiever". See the documentation for more information about how these ratings were collected.

Most overachiever characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
197.9151Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
297.736Logan Roy (Succession)
397.49John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
497.05Dagny Taggart (Atlas Shrugged)
596.8156Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
696.7121Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
796.456Alex Dunphy (Modern Family)
896.224Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
996.030Liberty Van Zandt (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
1095.737Paris Geller (Gilmore Girls)
1195.538Randall Pearson (This Is Us)
1295.532Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity)
1395.574Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy)
1495.467Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
1595.443Chris Traeger (Parks and Recreation)
1695.324Olivia Pope (Scandal)
1795.222Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
1895.17Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
1994.889Rachel Berry (Glee)
2094.7113Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)
2194.758Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
2294.720Raymond 'Red' Reddington (The Blacklist)
2394.540Rebecca Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2494.413Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
2594.172Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Most underachiever characters

RankAverage ratingNumber of ratersName
193.517Eric O'Bannon (Bloodline)
293.254Barney Gumble (The Simpsons)
390.941Ed (Shaun of the Dead)
490.1106Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
588.937A.J. Soprano (The Sopranos)
688.864Kevin Malone (The Office)
788.259Nelson Muntz (The Simpsons)
887.183Tommy (Shameless)
985.98Spike (The Land Before Time)
1085.758Meredith Palmer (The Office)
1185.514Linda Montag (Fahrenheit 451)
1285.489Noah Puckerman (Glee)
1384.432Lindsay Bluth Funke (Arrested Development)
1484.376Kermit (Shameless)
1584.3125Nick Miller (New Girl)
1684.021Bobby Briggs (Twin Peaks)
1784.023Connor Roy (Succession)
1883.821Mike McLintock (Veep)
1983.889Steven Hyde (That 70's Show)
2083.714Charlie Cheswick (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
2183.436George Costanza (Seinfeld)
2283.423Buster Bluth (Arrested Development)
2383.356Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
2483.233Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
2582.911Lenny (After Life)

Similar traits

The survey has 400 different descriptive scales that the characters can be rated on. This list is the 10 other scales that that have the highest correlation with overachiever<--->underachiever when aggregated at the character level.

  1. driven (not unambitious) (r=0.83)
  2. motivated (not unmotivated) (r=0.82)
  3. workaholic (not slacker) (r=0.8)
  4. diligent (not lazy) (r=0.8)
  5. go-getter (not slugabed) (r=0.8)
  6. precise (not vague) (r=0.74)
  7. self-disciplined (not disorganized) (r=0.73)
  8. persistent (not quitter) (r=0.72)
  9. valedictorian (not drop out) (r=0.7)
  10. competent (not incompetent) (r=0.7)


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